Solomon House

3615 S. Braeswood Dr.
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
    Single-Family Residential
  • Neighborhood
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Still With Us

This flat-roofed modern house was designed by the Brooks and Brooks Architectural Team. It was featured in the Contemporary Arts Association’s modern home tour in April, 1957. As a promotion for the home tour, the house was featured in the Houston Post in an article by Anna Beth Morris titled, “Family-Living Theme of Solomon House.”

In the article the house is described in great detail, informing the reader that the house “places an emphasis on family living and informal entertaining.” Evidence of this is shown in that the house includes an enclosed porch area which can be reached through sliding glass doors and stretches the length of the back of the house. The porch includes a built-in barbecue grill. The house contains 3 bedrooms and the master bedroom has its own small garden which is found through sliding glass doors. The master bedroom also originally included a built-in headboard on an exposed brick wall.

According to the Solomons in the article, the “most popular spot in the house” was the built-in breakfast bar-table which could be reached from either the kitchen or the family room. A picture shows six Eames Eiffel Tower Wire Chairs at the table, emphasizing the modern style of the house’s owners. The living room is also pictured with fifties furniture and the article also mentions Bertoia Chairs being used in the house.